ENGL 120 Fall 2012 The Nature of Narrative (W)

Cross Listed as COMP111
In this course, we will read first-rate fiction by first-rate writers from a wide variety of traditions and eras in an effort to understand the meaning of narrative. How does narrative technique shape our understanding of a given text? In what ways and for what purposes do authors create different narrators to present a story? Why do we often read and write similar kinds of tales, and what does this repetition do for us? Our readings will include works by Maupassant, Dinesen, Tanizaki, Tolstoy, Premchand, and Cortazar. We will also consider some pertinent theoretical pieces. All readings in English.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: active and thoughtful class participation, several short writing assignments, an oral presentation, and a 10-page paper
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: students considering a major in Comparative Literature or Literary Studies
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Divisional Attributes: Division I,Writing Intensive
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Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 19
Class Number: 1363
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ENGL120-01(F) LEC The Nature of Narrative (W) Division 1: Languages and the ArtsWriting Intensive Janneke van de Stadt
MW 08:30 AM-09:45 AM Schapiro Hall 241 1363
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